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Xavier Thames scores 19 points as No. 13 San Diego State defeats Fresno State 82-67

  • San Diego State's Xavier Thames puts up a shot over Fresno State's Tanner Giddings in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

    San Diego State's Xavier Thames puts up a shot over Fresno State's Tanner Giddings in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fresno State's Cezar Guerrero drives past San Diego State's Dwayne Polee II during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

    Fresno State's Cezar Guerrero drives past San Diego State's Dwayne Polee II during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Diego State's Xavier Thames shoots over Fresno State's Tanner Giddings during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

    San Diego State's Xavier Thames shoots over Fresno State's Tanner Giddings during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)  (The Associated Press)

Xavier Thames scored 19 points, Aqueel Quinn added 17 and No. 13 San Diego State beat Fresno State 82-67 on Saturday night.

The Aztecs (24-3, 14-2 Mountain West) shot 60 percent from the field, including 9 of 15 on 3-pointers, to cool off a Fresno State team that had won seven of eight. Quinn was 4 of 5 from long range to help San Diego State snap a two-game skid on the road.

It was the largest margin of defeat during conference play for Fresno State (15-15, 8-9).

San Diego State led by five at halftime and pulled away in the second half, particularly when Bulldogs top scorer Tyler Johnson went to the bench because of foul problems.

Winston Shepard scored on a runner in transition to give the Aztecs their first double-digit lead, 47-37, with 18:11 remaining.